Tim Kiser's photos with the channelization

Ah the treelessness of the urban waters of Brush Creek in Johnson City, on full view.

Ah the treelessness of the urban waters of Brush Creek in Johnson City, on full view.
And I do mean full — do I ever!

I intentionally disrespected Burlington by chopping off its n.

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In Johnson City, Tennessee, on December 28th, 2013, Brush Creek as viewed from the south side of North Broadway Street.

Brush Creek…
Added on October 27, 2016

I see where you've been searching the worldwide web for pictures of the Gun River in southwestern Michigan.

I see where you've been searching the worldwide web for pictures of the Gun River in southwestern Michigan.
Well here one is. It's copyrighted, you're only allowed to look at it. You can't take it and republish it on some other website.

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In Martin Township in Allegan County, Michigan, on May 29th, 2013, the Gun River as viewed from the…
Added on October 27, 2016

A picture of hot water!

A picture of hot water!
The name of this concrete drainage channel is "the Coulee Mine": very weird and Cajun!

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In Lafayette, Louisiana, on July 12th, 2014, the Coulee Mine as viewed from the south side of Bridgeway Drive.

The Coulee Mine flows to the V…
Added on July  4, 2016

Two kinds of water (large water and small water) getting mixed together.

Two kinds of water (large water and small water) getting mixed together.
The name of the stream is "Rocky Ford," which is annoying and stupid because what the hell: "Look at that ford"?

"Wow it's quite a nice view of this ford we're getting from up here on this bridge across the ford," it's stupid. Change the name.

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Added on March  7, 2016

Good view of a bad area of Ai Creek in a municipal park. The creek's name is Ai Creek.

Good view of a bad area of Ai Creek in a municipal park. The creek's name is Ai Creek.
"How come you're takin pictures of this," said an unfriendly/aggressive American passerby. "Where ya from." I muttered something and scampered back to my car.

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In Swanton, Ohio, on July 12th, 2013, Ai Creek in Swanton Memorial Par…
Added on August 10, 2016

It rained in the night so Tucsonians awoke to find that the Julian Wash had water and shopping buggies in it.

It rained in the night so Tucsonians awoke to find that the Julian Wash had water and shopping buggies in it.
"Julian Wash" would be a good and charming name for a laundromat near here.

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In Tucson, Arizona, on October 7th, 2015, the Julian Wash as viewed from the Julian Wash Greenway, north of East Irvington Road.

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Added on April  5, 2016

View of the Kalamazoo River from above!

View of the Kalamazoo River from above!
With a substation and a display of riverbank artworks by young people.

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In Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 11th, 2014, the Kalamazoo River as viewed from the west side of South Washington Avenue (Michigan Highway M-89).

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Added on October 29, 2015

A ditch of fertilizer water is in fact the Little Thornapple River.

A ditch of fertilizer water is in fact the Little Thornapple River.
I'm picturing a truckload of thornapples getting dumped into the water to rot.

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The Little Thornapple River on August 8th, 2015, in Woodland Township, Barry County, Michigan, as viewed upstream from the east side of Rush Road.

Th…
Added on September 19, 2015

Paxton Creek is splitting the world in two in Harrisburg.

Paxton Creek is splitting the world in two in Harrisburg.
Numerous parking spaces have collapsed, and look at that guardrail. This picture belongs on the front page of a local newspaper.

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, Paxton Creek as viewed downstream from the s…
Added on March 12, 2016

Good view of a small urban river in southern Michigan.

Good view of a small urban river in southern Michigan.
Yes and when I describe at length to my dinner companions my visits to this or that "small urban river," this is the kind of scenery I hope they'll be able to envision me being amid.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on December 7th…
Added on June 24, 2015

Good view of a mistreatment of a creek.

Good view of a mistreatment of a creek.
I know it's wrong and bad, but I liked the denudedness of the streambanks because the absence of trees made it easier for me to look at the water.

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In downtown Lapeer, Michigan, on September 27th, 2014, Farmers Creek as viewed fro…
Added on May 15, 2015

Country ditch of Ohio!

Country ditch of Ohio!
This would be some kind of a lifestyle, to be near to this regularly, looking at changes that occur to its condition.

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Ninemile Creek southwest of Oak Harbor, Ohio, in Salem Township, on July 12th, 2013, as viewed downstream from…
Added on April 23, 2015

Viewing the creek!

Viewing the creek!
I was so excited to see the concrete creekbanks that I ripped open this hole in the chainlink with my bare hands.

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In Youngstown, Ohio, on June 21st, 2014, Crab Creek as viewed upstream from Oak Street (State Route 289).

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Added on May 17, 2015

What a creek!, this creek.

What a creek!, this creek.
THE WORLDWIDE WEB IS UNSATISFACTORY, because it can't even tell me what year these creekbank concrete walls were built, despite their prominence in the landscape here, no matter how much I search.

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In Joliet, Illinois, on August 3…
Added on November 28, 2014

Dirty farmwater on a pretty day.

Dirty farmwater on a pretty day.
Here were brown scums and films in a food growth area.

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In Albee Township, Michigan, on July 24th, 2014, Misteguay Creek as viewed downstream from the north side of an abandoned bridge at the intersection of Verne Road and Cresswe…
Added on October 26, 2014

"Pithon Coulee," a VERY weird-looking watercourse.

"Pithon Coulee," a VERY weird-looking watercourse.
This water feature fascinated me more than anything else I encountered during my visit to Lake Charles, Louisiana, and I was disappointed that I was unable to find any mention of it in the tourist literature.

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In downtown Lake Cha…
Added on October 10, 2014

Fine view of the Milwaukee River and its well-delineated riverbanks this fine mostly cloudy afternoon.

Fine view of the Milwaukee River and its well-delineated riverbanks this fine mostly cloudy afternoon.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 29th, 2012, the Milwaukee River as viewed upstream from a bridge connecting North Van Buren Street and North Holton Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
F587.M62 Milwaukee River (Wis…
Added on May 20, 2014

A Flint scene: The Flint River in Flint.

A Flint scene: The Flint River in Flint.
If you ever want to watch something roll down a slope and splash into water, here are places for that.

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In Flint, Michigan, on May 26th, 2013, the Flint River as viewed downstream from Stevenson Street.

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L…
Added on May 16, 2014